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. if there is anybody that comes across as the big loser of this election season, it's not mitt romney or paul ryan it has got to be karl rove. he prides himself as being the smartest man in american politics. he did get george bushel elected as governor and george bush elected as president but then he bragged about -- he was going to create the permanent republican majority and he sold that crap in the white house, and people believed him. did it work? hum, i don't think so. >> yeah how did that work? >> i don't think john mccain got elected, did he? >> no, i don't remember him winning. >> and i don't remember this guy -- mitt romney getting elected either. so then karl rove comes up with this american cross roads idea. of course the supreme court gave him a big give in citizens united, so they could raise this millions and millions and millions of dollars, and support all right-wing candidates and throw them into senate races, house races and the presidential race. and then karl rove goes on and some of the stuff he said -- he was so wrong. it's unbelievable. the "washington post
of the sequester, it was he voted for it. paul ryan voted for it. so you know, i'm not saying democrats are blameless here or don't deserve some of the responsibility but the idea that republicans are washing their hands and saying this is a white house ploy is completely wrong. >> bill: i was at the white house friday when president obama came into the east room and made a very short speech. very clear about what his plan is and what he wanted. here's the president with one challenge to members of congress. >> obama: i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> bill: what does he mean by that? >> balanced. he's saying first of all it's not just spending cuts. it has to be revenues as well. second, he's rejecting the john boehner approach which is boehner saying i'll agree to revenues as long as they come as a result of economic growth. in other words, we won't legislate changes in taxes. we'll hope that revenues
paul ryan's role in this campaign and how that role was shifted or even erased halfway through. >> yeah. i thought that was -- that was symbolic of the state of the big debate and what both campaigns knew americans to believe about it. republicans were very, very excited to have a large philosophical debate and the appointment of paul ryan as vice presidential candidate when it was kind of a moment when they really seemed to think that they were going to get it. >> john: i thought so. >> paul ryan spent a week where he would talk about this debate. going to have the debate. when does the debate start? let's do it. it was good-bye paul ryan. >> john: why was that, jonathan? they didn't get the bounce in the polls because of his appointment or because of the stench comments? >> i think it was the fact that they never wanted to have the debate. >> john: really. >> they knew the debate was bad for them. i think they needed paul ryan on board. romney liked paul ryan but the campaign -- the only campaign that gave
around the elections was none other than paul ryan who at one time, had a little more prominence as the vice presidential nominee of the republican party. now, he's just that old guy from wisconsin who is just one of 435 members of congress. yesterday he talked to abc. he said losing this election is not exactly what we expected to happen. >> going into boston that day we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. so as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win. just the way these things go. >> cry me a river. >> bill: had a pretty darn good chance of winning. we didn't do our homework. we didn't know all of those people would come out and vote for obama. yeah because they didn't have any intelligence or ground organization. they ran a crappy, lousy campaign. but, of course, paul ryan ever in denial says don't read too much into obama's victory. >> i don't think so because they -- the house republicans. whether people intended or not we've got divided government. >> bill: he says o
-- he was out hunting he went hunting paul ryan -- he tried to bag barack obama. that didn't work. he tried to bag some quail or deer. i don't know what he was hunting. moose? i don't know. >> he was doing his p90x routine. >> bill: he came back yesterday and said you know what? we ran a hell of a campaign. >> big ideas and big issues which is the kind of campaign we wanted to run. it just wasn't enough at the end of the day. we just had to accept that. >> bill: they ran the kind of campaign they wanted to run. no, they didn't. come on. that's the worst spin i ever heard. they wanted to run a campaign that ended up with them in the white house. they didn't. they ran a lousy campaign. even republicans now say they ran a lousy campaign. but paul ryan goes on to say well, you know, we certainly didn't expect what happened. >> the polling we had the numbers we were look at looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction we saw the kind o
of the people that today's republican party -- didn't used to be that way that mitt romney, paul ryan, mitch mcconnell, they don't give a damn about. don't give a rat's ass about. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >>for every discouraged voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. >> bill: it is thursday, november 8, two days after president obama's decisive victory. our decisive victory. four more years for the obama agenda. great to see you today. take your calls at 1-866-55-press. and peter just before we get to -- back to the national picture, just reading during the break from the latest edition of california political week or cal-peak, this speaks to what we were talking about. how the republican party has lost its edge particularly among latinos, women young voters. in california, my state california republican party us
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